To quickly get access to a Redis Enterprise database with a module, you can sign up for a free Redis Cloud database and enable the module that you want to try out.

You can also try out modules with Redis Enterprise Software (RS), RS in a Docker container, or any other platform that Redis Enterprise is offered on, but a free Redis Cloud database is easy, free, and without the hassle of managing infrastructure.

The modules that are currently available for Redis Cloud are:

The steps for getting up and running with a database that has a module enabled are:

  1. Create a new subscription.
  2. Create a new database with the module enabled.
  3. Connect to the database.

Step 1: Create a new subscription

To create a new subscription:

  1. Go to Redis Cloud and follow the instructions for creating a free Redis Cloud account. After you create your account, click New Subscription.

    If you have a login for Redis Cloud:

    1. Log in to Redis Cloud.
    2. In the Redis Cloud menu, click Subscriptions.
    3. At the bottom of the page, click Add.
  2. Select your subscription configuration:

    1. For the cloud provider, make sure that Amazon AWS is selected.
    1. Select the region to create the subscription in.
    2. In the Redis Cloud service levels, select the Redis Cloud Essentials 30MB/1 Database level.
    3. Enter a name for the subscription.
  3. Click Create.

    new-free-cloud-subscription

The subscription shows a “Pending” status and takes a few minutes to provision. You receive an email when your subscription is ready to use.

Step 2: Create a database with a module enabled

After you create a subscription, you can create a database:

  1. Enter a name for the database.

  2. Enable the modules and select the module you want to use.

  3. Click Activate.

    new-cloud-database-modules

The database is in “Pending” status. When the database is created, you can see the database settings, including:

  • Endpoint - The address you use to connect to the database
  • Redis Password - The password you must use in your application connections to authenticate with the database

Step 3: Connect to your database

Now you can connect to the database with telnet, redis-cli, an application or RedisInsight.

To get started with the modules, go to the quick start guide for the module that you enabled: